Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.

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NAS: pre-generating thumbnails for multiple clients

I have a simple setup: Linux server at home with a huge drive; that drive has a photo library (hundreds of folders, hundreds of gigabytes). The drive is shared with multiple Windows and Mac clients ...
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Virtual Filesystem that hides file location and moves items around

I have a media box and a NAS. At the moment I would like to have most of the videos that I would like to watch on the media box. [For performance reasons] All of the other videos I would like to ...
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Making my own NAS/Web server

I currently have a PC with 8GB RAM and haswell pentium cpu. I need to it to serve these purposes: Act as media PC for my TV. Will store my media files Need to be able to access the drives over ...
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Managing disk in a VM

I'm replacing my two old rack servers with a new one that has plenty of power to take over the functionality my current servers. The server is a 4U rack mount with 16 3.5" SAS drive bays, two 2.5" ...
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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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How to create a ssh key so that it can only use sshfs on a Synology NAS?

I have an ssh key without a paraphrase that allows a user to log in to a remote server. This key is used to mount a folder in the remote server using sshfs and backup the files in my laptop. I would ...
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In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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Copying file from NAS to same NAS extremely slow

If I copy a file from a NAS to another folder on the same NAS, copying process is extremely slow ( several minutes for a few MB ). It's even faster if I copy the file from NAS to client PC and back to ...
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How do I share my music that is already on a Buffalo NAS drive with itunes?

Hi I have spent a great deal of time copying my own CD's to a Buffalo NAS drive using Windows Media Player. Because my wife and daughter have ipods I need to share that music within itunes but am ...
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Extremely slow network directory subfolder listing from QNAP NAS in OS X

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS (TS-439P II+) with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via samba, however in OSX ...
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How to install GCC or a compiler on FreeNAS 7.2

I have a NAS, running FreeNAS 0.7.2 (FreeBSD 7.3). I have tried to install Flexget, but it requires some pysqlite dependency. I have python 2.6 and python-setuptools. Running ...
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Netgear ReadyNAS NVX noise level

I recently purchased a ReadyNAS NVX, a 4-drive NAS storage device. It is a nice, solidly built, small package, and generally is not too loud. Most other sounds drown it out, so I have it sitting out ...
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Recover data from partitions (HDD from broken NAS)

I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I ...
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Power Supply vendors/part numbers for Promise NS4300N?

Good morning all! My problem is relatively simple: I have 2 Promise NS4300Ns, both have dead power supplies. Disassembling a 3rd yielded a Mini-ITX format power supply with a proprietary power cable. ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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How can i have an NAS on one network be available on another network using windows server 2008 using two network cards?

Ammended I have two independent networks that, due to security reasons, cannot allow access to each other. Yet, I have a QNAP NAS on the Public network (A), which needs to be accessed from the ...
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Command 'at' does not work in one Synology NAS, though it works perfectly on another

I have installed at command on 2 different NAS synology. On 1, it works perfectly, on the other I get the message: Villars1> echo "touch /tmp/tt" | at now next minute warning: commands will be ...
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OSX: Can NOT ping to the network interface of NAS

Suddenly, I can NOT access NAS using Finder so I tried to do ping to the network interface of NAS with straight cable which is connected to the box directly. But, I could NOT ping to the interface. ...
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How to find how many HDDs are present in a NAS?

I'm logged into the web interface of a NAS made by LG Electronics. It is obviously running some Linux version : Linux LG-NAS-N1T1 2.6.30-nt1 #130 Sun Nov 28 15/31/54 KST 2010 armv5tel GNU/Linux ...
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OpenVPN on a Diskstation TLS Handshake error, Self signed cert, Defaults

I have a DS 1813+ with DSM 5 4493 Update 1 installed (latest) and am having issues setting up OpenVPN I have it working internally, (which is strange in itself) but when I remote from my house or ...
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How to use the USB port on the SmartRG SR505n router?

Does anyone know how to use the USB port on the SR505n for printer or storage sharing. There seems to be no options of the sort in the configuration screen. The specs say that it supports both.
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OSX keeps showing info box “couldn't connect to server”

OSX keeps displaying a notification box stating that connection to a local nas-server failed. It's unbelievable annoying, it shows up every 30 minutes or so and I haven't even tried accessing this ...
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Is there any way to install a VPN PPTP (not OpenVPN) Server on a NAS with FunPlug?

I have a CH3SNAS from Conceptronic with FunPlug installed to enhance its capabilities. I would like to install a VPN PPTP server, but I only have found OpenVPN packages for FunPlug. Does somebody ...
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file transfer to hard drive which is connected to a wireless router

I have a 2T external hard drive connected via USB 3.0 port to a ASUS AC56U wireless router. I've setup file sharing server through ASUS router setting webpage and connected my Macbook to the samba ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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Synology cannot find nas after reinstall windows 8

My NAS was working fine, I could logon to the web interface through the Synology Assistant and map the drive. But after reinstalling Windows 8 and updating it to 8.1 the Synology Assistant cannot find ...
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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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Safest, most flexible storage for multiple HDD's

I am building a NAS/fileserver based around the HP Proliant N54L Microserver. It is going to be used as a central repo for all media (movies, serials, music etc), possibly a dedicated torrent seedbox ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium transparently cache Synology NAS

How can I transparently cache a non-windows NAS on my Windows 7 home premium machines? The same content tends to get retrieved over and over but I don't know which content it will be in advance. ...
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Improving Network Performance for Gigabyte Connections

Currently I am getting around 10Mb/s a second on transfers from machine to NAS. Is there a way to improve performance maybe by enabling Jumbo Frames? MTU Settings? Is there a way to properly configure ...
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I removed “Everyone” on a NAS folder, now access denied

I read through first, but didn't see this specifically. I was worried about network access to my NAS, and right-clicked Security. I removed "Everyone" from the permissions, only \\server\admin ...
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External router access without uPNP

I have a Western Digital NAS device attached to my Linksys E2500 router. I would like to disable remote access to the MBL from outside my home network. So I went to Settings/Remote Access and turned ...
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Roundcube webmail can't receive Email

I have a round cube webmail station that is installed inside Synology NAS. I can send Email. I am using the SMTP of our ISP. My problem is I cannot receive Mail. I know this is an issue in POP3 but ...
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How do I achieve software raid 4 array with different size disks with the largest disk being the parity?

For the last year I've been using a piece of software named unRAID built on top of slackware to host my NAS. I feel like I want to move on and evolve and build my own NAS setup on top of another ...
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Windows 8 cannot see or map NAS drive

I have a new Windows 8 home machine on a wireless (D-Link) network. The network also connects to a Windows 7 machine, a Windows 7 Netbook and a new Buffalo Linkstation LS-421DE NAS device. The Buffalo ...
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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MySQL unstable switches between available and “Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock'” in matter of seconds

Using libmysql - 5.1.49 on a Synology NAS (v4.2) MySQL is very unstable, it switches from being available where I can login trough phpMyAdmin to unreachable where I get the error message "Can't ...
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Why are WMP playlists incomplete when streamed over network?

My DLNA receiver (Marantz 1602) does not display all items from my Windows Media Player (v12.0.7601.17514) playlists. Some playlists show all, some show only a few, some show none. This applies to ...
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How do I make my NAS box, which is connected to my desktop directly via ethernet, visible to our home network?

I have a NAS unit that I attached to my Windows desktop via direct ethernet cable. I have it set to use automatic DNS, and it retrieves an IP address from my desktop with no further configuration. I'd ...
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Moving files in Windows smb share

I got two folders mounted via smb. One is G drive and the other is H drive. Both share is from the same nas box. When I move a folder from H drive to G drive, some folders moves instantly and some ...
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How to restrict access to a folder on my Javelin S4 NAS?

I just bought a Javelin S4 NAS this morning, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to restrict access to a folder. By default, it shows up in my Network Places: I've created a 2nd user account ...
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Access NAS through internet

I am trying to setup an access to my NAS from internet, however it seems that Ive missed some steps. I've made port forwarding on my router (port3669, 80, 21, 9090, 21) to my Nas IP 192.168.0.xx I ...
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Windows 7(or XP)'s Network Security Tab Missing

I am setting a local network of windows xp and windows 7 machines, together with a NAS (Synology Diskstation DS209). And then i set up those windows machines so that the users can access the ...
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How to add a (windows readable) backup disk to Netgear ReadyNAS?

So we have this ReadyNAS appliance with 2x1TB disks in Netgear X-RAID (read: mirrored), two empty disk bays and all three usb ports unused. We'd like to add another 1TB disk to the NAS and schedule ...
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Can NAS appliances be used as external DAS (Direct-attached storage) enclosures with RAID?

Forgive my probably dim questions but I want some kind of multi drive bay with RAID functionality. I keep hearing Drobo and Synology being mentioned in the same breath (normally with buy Synology as ...
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How to retrieve the serial number of my NAS?

I need to retrieve the serial number of a NAS. From another PC, I wrote: wmic /node:x.y.z.k bios get serialnumber but I get this message: ERROR: Code = 0x800706ba Description = The RPC server is ...
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remote access to NAS services on subdomains

I've got a NAS that serves multiple services through multiple ports. System administration goes through 8080, bittorrent goes through port 9000, etc. When I'm a t home, I'd type the server's IP and ...
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Seeking Windows hardware encryption card for drive encryption

I am seeking a hardware encryption card for accelerating drive encryption on an older system that I am trying to repurpose as a NAS. I have a dual-processor AMD Athlon MP 2800+ system with a 12-port ...
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Windows can't read certain files I copy to my thecus N4100 NAS

I have a strange issue here. I copy some files to a Thecus N4100 NAS from Windows. I can read the files on Windows before I copy them, but then I cannot read them from the NAS anymore. That is to say ...
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Time Capsule Refuses to Connect After Interrupted File Transfer

I have a first generation Apple Time Capsule set up as a NAS on my network. I use the built-in hard drive for Time Machine backups, with a 1.5 TB external HDD attached to the Time Capsule over USB. ...